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Russian airliner crashes in Sinai with 217 passengers Cairo, Oct 31 (IBNS) AIRO: A Russian airliner with more than 200 passengers on board has crashed in Sinai Peninsula, reports said. 31-Oct-2015
Worsening weather off coast of Lesvos leads to tragedy for refugees and migrants New York, Oct 30: At least 15 people have died and some 38 others are missing in five incidents involving smuggler boats carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants by sea between Turkey and the Greek islands, according to the United Nations refugee agency. 30-Oct-2015
Ban applauds six decades of principled leadership of Spain at the UN New York, Oct 30 : The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday commended the leading role played by Spain, since it first joined the UN 60 years ago, by supporting the Organization in all its activities, including tackling terrorism, aiding women empowerment, peace, security and contributing towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and developing the new Agenda 2030. 29-Oct-2015
UN agencies warn of deteriorating food security in Southern Madagascar New York, Oct 29: Leading food agencies of the United Nations warned that 46 per cent of the population from eight regions of Madagascar, comprising of 1.9 million people are food insecure, including 450,000 people who face chronic food insecurity. 29-Oct-2015
Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes completion of first round of presidential elections New York, Oct 28: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the successful completion of voting in the first round of presidential elections in Cote d'Ivoire, which took place on Sunday. 27-Oct-2015
UN human rights chief sends assessment mission to South Sudan New York, Oct 27: After reports of alleged violations and abuses of human rights committed by both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is deploying a 10-member mission to the country to assess the situation. 27-Oct-2015
UN special envoy condemns attack against Palestinian politician New York, Oct 26: Condemning Sunday's attack in Ramallah against a prominent Palestinian political figure, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov has called for a thorough investigation into the incident and has reiterated the call by top United Nations officials to reduce tensions in the region and avoid actions that would spark further violence. 26-Oct-2015
Tony Blair apologises for Iraq war 'mistakes' London, Oct 25 : Former British PM Tony Blair has apologised for the 'mistakes' committed during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. 25-Oct-2015
Burundi: UN warns of ‘rapidly worsening’ human rights and security situation New York, Oct 24: The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday expressed its concern over the “rapidly worsening” security and human rights situation in Burundi, where at least 198 people have been killed since April, including the execution of at least nine civilians ten days ago. 24-Oct-2015
South Sudan: UN calls for access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe New York, Oct 23: Three United Nations agencies on Thursday warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million people nationwide now face severe food insecurity. 23-Oct-2015
UN official warns funding shortages could be disastrous for food-insecure Mauritania New York, Oct 23: On her two-day visit to Mauritania, Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Program (WFP), saw at first hand the challenges faced by nearly 1 million food insecure people amid rising malnutrition in the country. 23-Oct-2015
Ban welcomes Korean family reunions, looks forward to more dialogue, exchanges New York, Oct 22 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the holding of reunions of separated families of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), and stressed that humanitarian measures such as this should be regularized and not subject to political security and considerations. 22-Oct-2015
Security Council: Heads of UN bodies highlight reinforcing areas of concern New York, Oct 21 : During a debate on the working methods of the Security Council, the President of the General Assembly, as well as the Deputy Secretary-General and the Vice President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) emphasized the need for continued and improved interaction between the main bodies of the United Nations. 21-Oct-2015
UNICEF says accord must cover 'every child, wherever they live' New York, Oct 20: While the recent ceasefire agreement between the Government of Myanmar and representatives of eight ethnic armed groups marks an historic step for children in Myanmar who have suffered from some of the longest running civil conflicts in the world, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) remains concerned for an estimated 1.8 million children who are not covered by the accord. 20-Oct-2015
'I am standing with these refugees,' says Ban visiting reception centre in Rome New York, Oct 19: After meeting with families of refugees at a reception centre in Italy on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the global community has to “stand with people who do not have any means” and provide basic necessities, such as education and sanitation. 19-Oct-2015
Ending violence in Middle East focus of emergency Security Council session New York, Oct 17: Against a backdrop of escalating violence in the Middle East, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun briefed an emergency session of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, reporting on the latest violent incident in which a large group of Palestinians set fire to the compound containing the holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus. 17-Oct-2015
UN rights experts appeal to stop attacks against persons with albinism New York, Oct 16: The first United Nations human rights expert on albinism on Thursday issued an urgent appeal for coordinated action in southern and eastern Africa to tackle the upsurge in attacks against persons with albinism. 15-Oct-2015
Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in Haiti New York, Oct 15: The Security Council on Wednesday morning extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for one year, until 15 October 2016, at the UN Secretary General’s recommended force levels of up to 2,370 troops and 2,061 police. 15-Oct-2015
Dutch Safety Board’s final report on flight MH17 crash in Ukraine welcomed by UN New York, Oct 14: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on Tuesday welcomed the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. 14-Oct-2015
Peace endures when women can participate meaningfully in peace talks: UN report New York, Oct 13: A new report on women, peace and security, launched on Monday to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Security Council resolution on the issue, highlights the important gains to be made by the greater empowerment of women in peacebuilding efforts. 13-Oct-2015
UN focuses on adolescent girls as part of drive towards equality for all by 2030 New York, Oct 12: The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared, marking the International Day of the Girl Child. 12-Oct-2015
Civilians killed by air strikes at Yemeni wedding party disturbing: UN official New York, Oct 10 : The top United Nations humanitarian official on Friday said he was "deeply disturbed" by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate yesterday. 09-Oct-2015
UN official urges global compact on refugee and asylum matters New York, Oct 9: The top protection expert in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday warned of a growing risk to people fleeing conflict and persecution and called for “an all-out effort to ensure that protection, and in particular the institution of asylum, remains life-saving, non-political, and fundamentally humanitarian.” 09-Oct-2015
UN rights chief urges Mexico to end misery of enforced disappearances and torture New York, Oct 9: Despite significant progress towards building a solid human rights framework, the Mexican Government must nevertheless “bind itself to a new sense of urgency in solving the enormous human rights challenges it faces,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said today as he wrapped up an official visit to the country. 08-Oct-2015
UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic New York, Oct 8: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which occurred yesterday in the capital, Bangui. 08-Oct-2015
UN agencies launch new standards to improve adolescent care worldwide New York, Oct 7: Two United Nations agencies – the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – announced on Tuesday they have developed new standards for quality health-care services for adolescents, which aim to help countries improve services for people between the ages of 10 and 19. 06-Oct-2015
UN urges international community to invest in recruiting, empowering teachers New York, Oct 6: Marking the first World Teacher’s Day after the adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials appealed to the international community to value, support, and empower teachers, “for it is they who will educate a new generation of children who, in turn, will carry forward all our goals to build a better world for all.” 06-Oct-2015
After Jerusalem attack, Ban warns of dangerous slide towards escalation New York, Oct 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks on Saturday in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the killing of two members of an Israeli family and injuries to Israelis and Palestinians in subsequent incidents in various Jerusalem neighborhoods. 05-Oct-2015
Boko Haram violence an 'affront to humanity,' Ban declares New York, Oct 4 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the bomb attacks of 2 October in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria, as well as the multiple suicide bombings of 1 October in the city of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, all by suspected Boko Haram elements. 04-Oct-2015
UN General Assembly President hails annual debate as ‘historic and seminal’ New York, Oct 4: The United Nations General Assembly wound up its 70th annual General Debate today, attended by the highest number of Heads of State and Government ever, with Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft calling it a “historic” event crowned by the “truly seminal commitment” to achieving ambitious new development goals by 2030. 04-Oct-2015
Libya: Ban urges parties to reject violence, act quickly on draft peace plan New York, Oct 3: Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them. 03-Oct-2015
10 killed in Oregon shooting, Obama condemns Washington, Oct 2: Making a strong statement in response to the shooting incident at a community college in Oregon which left 10 people dead, US president Barack Obama said people of the country are 'collectively are answerable' to those families who lose their loved ones because of the inaction. 01-Oct-2015
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